Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gelli Printing and Art Journal Pages

I have spent the last two days from early until late in my studio playing and working, learning and smiling.  I spent Wednesday from 6:00 AM until 4:00 PM making prints with my Gelli plate.  Below are a couple of photos of some of the prints I made.  Not pictured are the envelopes, some of which turned out just pretty dang awesome!!


I tried a wide assortment of paper: Kraft paper, plain copy paper, deli wrap sheets (Kabinet Wax), book pages, sheet music, colored paper and the aforementioned envelopes.  I had just gotten in a box of 100 white 6X9 envelopes to use for mailing art back and forth, and I grabbed a handful of them to experiment with.  I have about decided I need to make myself a mail art journal, and I may include one or two of my favorites.

Once I finished cleaning up the mess (and it was a significant one!) I settled in to work on my pen-friend's art journal!  I used several of the prints in it and I have to say I am the happiest I have ever been with my art on this first page. (you can click on the image to enlarge it)

Here it is without the tag in the pocket.

The front of the tag.
The back of the tag.
The second page celebrates our pen-pal relationship and our love for "snail mail"

This tag is one I made for the little pocket she had on the inside cover.

It is ready to go out in tomorrow's mail! 

4 comments:

Julie Steed said...

That page is awesome!! Wow, your muse isn't whispering, she's shouting. Well done, Tracy!

JoJo said...

So cool! And wow, 6-4! I can't even get out of bed till 7:30 then I have to have coffee and internet till at least 9.

Families of the Nations said...

As they say, you keep outdoing yourself!

LittleMyoo said...

I love the Beetle one! Of course, my daughter drives a Beetle and I used to drive a Beetle, so I'm a little partial. :)

-andi